|Unsold television pilot - ''Sea Divers''|
An unsold television pilot called "Sea Divers". I'm not surprised this wasn't picked up, the production values would have been b-grade even for a syndicated show.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Unsold pilot; television pilot; 1958
Downloads: 1,639 (1 review)
|Unsold television pilot - ''Counterspy''|
An unsold television pilot called "Counterspy''. Not surprised it wasn't picked up: bad script, bad production values, bad acting. I find it depressing that this unimportant nonsense still exists and is readily available, yet nothing remains of many far more important series, while other important programs are unavailable, or generally decomposing into goo. Ugh.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Unsold television pilot; Unsold pilot
Downloads: 775 (1 review)
|''Munroe'' - Unsold Pilot|
A very silly 1963 unsold pilot for a proposed sitcom called "Munroe". Very silly. This is not "NET Playhouse" or "Playhouse 90". At 22 minutes, it is shorter than the average sitcom of the era. Print is very shaky/unsteady.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1960s; 60s; Sixties; Sitcom; Unsold Pilot; Unsold TV Pilot
Downloads: 1,734 (2 reviews)
|Strictly For Laffs (unsold TV pilot)|
An unsold television pilot from 1961 called "Strictly for Laffs", in which comedians told jokes. Oddly, this pilot runs for 21 minutes, though the average show of the time lasted at least 24 minutes. Many people appear, including a few famous ones including Rose Marie, Alan Reed, and Moe Howard.
Keywords: Classic TV; Unsold Pilot; Television Pilot; 1960s; 60s; Sixties; Television
Downloads: 1,928 (2 reviews)
|The Plot Thickens (Unsold Pilot from 1963)|
An unsold TV pilot from 1963 called "The Plot Thickens". Same concept as the early 1950s series "Crawford Mystery Theatre" (of which only a single kinescope survives...anyone able to upload it?). In this pilot, a panel is shown a short film about a crime, and then has to guess who the guilty person is. Features Groucho Marx as one of the panel members. Could someone please check that this is public domain?
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Unsold Pilot; Unsold TV Pilot; Television Pilot; 1960s; 60s; Sixties
Downloads: 2,300 (4 reviews)
|Unsold Television Pilot: ''Unsolved'' (1950's Crime Drama)|
An unsold television pilot presumably from the 1950's. Based partially on the real-life murder of criminal Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. Air date is unknown.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Unsold Pilot; Television Pilot; Crime; Murder; Murderer; Criminal; Criminals; Drama
Downloads: 4,379 (4 reviews)
|''The Spike Jones Show'' - Unsold Pilot|
A bizarre 1952 TV pilot for "The Spike Jones Show", a comedy/variety show. The pilot was not picked up, but Spike Jones did eventually host a series on TV: In 1954 he hosted a mid-season replacement, in 1957 he hosted a summer replacement, and in 1961 he hosted yet another series. (if there's anything wrong with this upload, please let me know).
Keywords: Classic TV; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Television; Racial Stereotyping; Unsold Pilot; failed pilot; The Spike Jones Show; Music; Surreal
Downloads: 3,802 (7 reviews)
|Pass the Line (1954 unsold television pilot)|
Here's something so bad it makes "Queen for a Day" look like "Masterpiece Theatre". It is an unsold television pilot from 1954, for a game show called "Pass the Line" in which an artist slowly draws a picture in ten steps, and each step is copied by a panel of "celebrities" (one of which is Jonathan Winters!). At the end of the incredibly awful pilot, the host and some other guy directly speak to the networks telling them why they should pick up the series (easily the best part of the pilot).
Keywords: Lame; Crap; WTF; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Classic TV; Television; Game Show; Panel Show; Unsold Pilot; Unsold TV Pilot; Unsold Television Pilot
Downloads: 1,939 (5 reviews)